Edinburgh Law School

Innovation, Technology and the Law (Online Learning)

This unique and internationally focused LLM programme explores how the law responds to, regulates, and promotes new and emerging technologies.

Innovative technologies and convergence in technologies are causing unprecedented societal change. New legal issues are arising, and new regulatory responses emerging. The law can help - or hinder - society's ability to reap the optimal rewards from technological development.

Across the programme, you will study different modes of regulation - the law, the markets, the technology itself - and critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each. The potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes is also examined.

This LLM will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, awareness of the problems in the area and understanding of the differing approaches to their solution.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

Students must successfully complete six courses and a dissertation during their chosen duration of study.
Students will have the opportunity to study courses from a range of subject areas including:
• Information Technology Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• Medical Law
• Commercial Law

. / See our website for detailed programme information.


Applicants receiving an unconditional offer of admission will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 within 28 days or by the start of the orientation period, whichever is sooner, to secure their place on the programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Distance learning (full-time) £ 18,400 (Whole course) 1 Years
LLM Distance learning (part-time) £ 9,200 (Academic year) 2 Years
LLM Distance learning (part-time) £ 6,135 (Academic year) 3 Years
LLM Distance learning (part-time) £ 6,135 (Whole course) 32 Months
LLM Distance learning (part-time) £ 9,200 (Whole course) 20 Months
LLM On-line study September 2018 3 3 Years
LLM On-line study September 2018 1 1 Years
LLM On-line study September 2018 2 2 Years
LLM On-line study January 2019 32 32 Months
LLM On-line study January 2019 20 20 Months

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